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Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
president. but today was the day that the obama administration made the single biggest play to define what comes next. what is t next. today, he nominated chuck hagel, in doing, he nominated the first vietnam veteran. >> he understands that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud, that is something we only do when it is absolutely necessary. my frame of reference, he has said, is geared to the guy at the bottom who is doing the fighting and the dying. with chuck, our troops will always know just like sergeant hagel was there for his own brother, secretary hagel will be there for you. and finally, chuck represents the bipartisan tradition that we need more of in washington. for his independence, and commitment to consensus, he has earned the respect of national security and military leaders, republicans and democrats, including me. >> hagel will be the third republican secretary of defense appointed by the last two democratic presidents. william cohen, and bob gates, re-appointed by president obama in 2009. and chuck hagel is a republican senator from nebraska. the re
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
of the national security legacy of the obama administration thus far. john brennan has thus far during the obama presidency been the most visible face of that policy. when the obama administration decided just this past year that for the first time they were going to admit to the fact that they do this, instead of just allowing it to be reported while they never confirmed it, it was john brennan they had give that speech. he is the man who has been the face of the u.s. government basically outfitting a second air force outside the u.s. military to kill people around the world without the chain of command and authority and political responsibility that we expect from the u.s. military. if there were any doubts about how president obama feels as part of his legacy, about whether president obama was going to be shy about that being a central part of his national security legacy as president, those doubts would presumably be laid to rest today when he nominated john brennan to be head of the cia, offering this big promotion to the man who more than anybody else in government stands for that drone po
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Jan 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
in the obama administration. >> senator kerrey, you have been in politics all these years. what is the vehemence about? is it the sense he's just too much to the left of the right wing? what is the new standard for middle east politics in being secretary of defense for the united states? >> well, that's a good question. i think it's going to be proven in his testimony that he's a very strong supporter of the united states being a strong ally of israel. i mean, that's really the bottom line. are you willing to be an ally of israel, yes or no, and he's going to answer emphatically yes. his votes and his record confirm that. does he have disagreements from time to time with the prime minister of israel? the answer is yes. but, you know, i have disagreements from time to time with the president of the united states but that doesn't mean i don't support the united states of america. so, i mean, i think the representations that he's going to be terrible for israel i just think is wrong. and i think when he gets before the armed services committee, i think he's going to press the ameri
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Jan 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
the exact opposite effect. the latest battle lines as the obama administration moves to curb the availability of assault weapons. >>> let me finish with why this nomination of chuck hagel should be given a solid, solid chance, and this is "hardball," the place for politics, >>> hillary y at the doctor's office when they weigh you, and they have to move it over? my doctor does not have to do that anymore. [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. feels great. [ male announcer ] simple. effective. take that, 50 pound thingy. let's fight fat with alli. learn more, lose more at letsfightfat.com. gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone but her likes 50% more cash, but i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes. cupcakes? yes. do you want an etch-a-sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no. you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you
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Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
the obama administration was going to be like on this score. there was a u.s. drone strike in pakistan roughly every three days in 2010. 9 new america foundation tracks these things and their record shows it was an unprecedented spike in terms of how frequently we were killing people in pakistan using this particular method of killing people even though pakistan is supposedly not a war zone for us, at least not more than anywhere else in the world. interestingly, though, in 2013 it dropped off. in 2011 we launched from dropping drone strikes in pakistan roughly every three days to launching them on average every five days. then in 2012 it dropped off even further. we were launching a drone strike in pakistan about every seven or eight days as of 2012. well, how is this year shaping up? it is january 10th. so so far there have only been ten days in 2013. of those ten days in 2013 so far we have launched a drone strike in pakistan on seven out of those ten days. now, maybe that is an aberration. maybe those are the only seven we will have this year and by the end of the year our average
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 9:00am PST
as the obama administration's failure to negotiate a status forces agreement with iraq to allow u.s. forces to stay there, and iraq has gone downhill. that's the narrative. there's also bengazy, and there's sort of a -- there's been building this sense among republicans that the obama administration is not strong enough on counterterrorism, is not tough enough, somehow is hiding its ineptness, and i think that's what's behind this, and it's all going to come out, again, with something we haven't talked about yet, which is the nomination of john brennan, the cia director. here's a guy who was pulled back from being nominated four years ago because of his alleged ties to torture and interrogation techniqu techniques. he was george bush's counterterrorism guy. it comes with a lot of baggage. as dave wood outlines, there are reasons for, and there are reasons why chuck hagel's potential fom nation is problematic for the white house. there's also when you sort of read the palace intrigue, read about the palace intrigue, get into the palace intrigue, there's this notion that president obama likes
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
of the obama administration, i thought again we face a perilous moment. this time it's the debt crisis we face. when our incumbent congressman announced his retirement i thought i could perhaps provide some of that leadership here in washington. i wanted come to washington and fight for the same freedoms here that i did in iraq and afghanistan. >> some of your first votes. you are being called what's part of the hell no caucus. my apologies for the language there but it wasn't mine. it's a cover story. do you accept that idea that that's the -- that's what your role is going to be in the republican conference? >> i don't think that'll be my role in the republican conference. but i think that the congress as a whole may need to say hell no to barack obama a little bit more. frankly i wish we might have had people here in 2009 and 2010 who were saying that as obama care was passed, as the stimulus was passed, as a dodd/frank financial regulatory bill was passed. >> you won a district that was held by a democrat. for a long period of time. it was, you know, as other districts in arkansas were goi
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 8:00am PST
on a controversial trip. the obama administration has frowned on this visit. richardson said there is -- the visit, that they are there as a private citizen on humanitarian missions. >>> five men accused of the gang rape and murder of an indian student appear in court to hear the charges against them. two of the men have offered to testify against the offers. possibly in exchange for a lighter sentence. >>> the city of steubenville, ohio, has launched a website to provide information on the high profile rape case involving two high school football players. big playoff wins to talk about this weekend for the texans, ravens, packers and seahawks. the painful season ending loss for the redskins' rookie quarterback robert griffin iii or rg3 who had to leave the game in the fourth quarter after reinjuring his right knee. >>> new pictures of justin bieber posted on celebrity website tmz, sparking controversy. tmz claiming the pictures show bieber smoking pot with friends in a hotel room last week. nbc has not been able to confirm either the photo's authenticity or that bieber was smoking marijuana. nbc
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
of the obama administration? i mean keeping out in front of the public obviously is going to be a big part of this happening. and of course ramping up pressure on lawmakers to make the change. we have also seen the national rifle association in recent week take some very aggressive steps to protect their backyard, so to speak, the way they're trying -- giving clinics to arm -- to teach teachers in some states such as ohio and utah, how to use firearms in this discussion of firearms in schools. so how does the obama administration in your opinion make sure that this is a top priority and that the mitch mcconnells of the world can be politically overrun? >> i do believe this is a leadership moment. i think it's a leadership moment for our president. i'm pleased that the steps that he has taken with the biden group. i think they are headed in the right direction. i believe they have a good panel of experts, which includes law enforcement officers from around the country. but it is a leadership moment. and it's really, ed, not a republican issue, it's not a democratic issue, it is an american
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
here is where we are. the obama administration knows that it's got a difficult fight on its hands. this is why the latest gun reform task force has been so wide reaching. the white house is hoping to overwhelm the nra by building a massive coalition of groups committed to change. it's the same type of strategy the obama team used in two presidential campaigns that, well, worked pretty well. the nra has a lot of power, no doubt. but the combined strength of all of the groups meeting with vice president joe biden can overwhelm the nra this time. biden says that he will deliver recommendations to the president on tuesday. the time for change is right now. it is a moment in history we cannot let spin to outer space and be gone forever. if they can't do it now, when can they do it? get your cell phones out. i want to know what you're thinking. tonight's question, will the obama administration get gun legislation passed? text a for yes and b for no. you can always go to our blog at ed.msnbc.com. we encourage you to do that. we'll bring the results later on in the show. joining me tonigh
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 2:30am PST
that the obama administration is considering leaving behind a minimal force, after security is handed over the afghans. karzai is expected to arrive with a wish list of both financial and military aid. he'll also be bringing with him a list of complaints. karzai's clash with the u.s. over treatment of afghan prisoners in u.s. custody just two days ago. in an interview with nbc, karzai was critical of what he described of continued attacks on afghan villages. much of the insecurity in his country is because of the u.s. and nato presence there. >>> overseas news, the u.s. is rejecting a peace plan from syrian president basha rshgbash. he said yesterday, blamed his country's struggles on the opposition. the u.s. state department in a very diplomatic response said that his plan is quote detached from reality. >>> all right, as always let us know why you're up watching this program. shoot me an e-mail. or tweet me at mark halperin. >>> still ahead here on "way too early" robert griffin iii limps his way through the loss. we'll show you the highlights and get redskins coach mike shanahan take ne
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 2:30am PST
fast track for a little while. >> the obama administration pushing back after a picture taken in the oval office, this image by the photographer was featured on the front page yesterday of the "new york times." a group of men meeting with president. with top positions at the state, defense and treasury departments all offered recently to males, jay carney was asked about the gender issue. >> janet napolitano is secretary of home land security. this president has appointed, has made two appointments to the supreme court, both of them women and i think his commitment -- >> do you think it's an unfair charge? >> i think the record speaks for itself. >> the white house responded by posting a photo online featuring a more diverse crowd. the highest women in george w. bush's cabinet 24%. bill clinton has both of them beat. these numbers don't include female presidential advisers. >>> in health news, one of the worst flu outbreaks in years getting worse. check this map out, showing the extent of the problem, all of the states colored in red are reporting quote widespread flu activity
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
going to be a likelihood of the politicians taking action against the banks? >> the obama administration missed their opportunity. president obama told me that they just did not expect the banking sector to bounce back as quickly as it did. right they were. they were on their death bed and suddenly they had massive profitability. and the window closed before the white house and the pressutreas really understood it was there. that was a huge missed opportunity. it's not just what they give to the politicians, it's their lobbying operations. you have people who are managing lobbying operations, who are part of government. it becomes very difficult to do it once that window is closed and the systemic risks that the congressman talked about are still there. >> congressman peter welch and richard wolffe, thank you both so much. stay with us. much more ahead. >> thank you. ♪ what do we want to build next ? that's the question. every day. when you have the most advanced tools, you want to make something with them. something that helps. helps safeguard our shores. helps someone see through a w
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 11:00am PST
napolitano to the obama administration. i lost governor sebelius. >> what does he need to do next then? >> one of the people that's considered and probably will wind up in the cabinet, no insider information, is jennifer granholm. the former governor of michigan, a terrific, smart, able woman. >> no longer in tv. >> no longer in tv. and i'm telling you, if i'm worried about who's in the inner circle, i want the number one person in the inner circle to be someone that, you know, is attuned with me and that's valerie jarrett. >> i'll read from "the washington post" and up all day and i want your incite. obama needs some binders of women. about all of the white guys, what a shame. not an outrage but a shame. a face of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second term cabinet pick is striking except for the african-american president at the top of the pyramid for its retro look, white and male. it's mad men goes to washington except peggy is leaving. i will pose this question that everyone asked today, as well. if mitt romney was selected or
MSNBC
Jan 13, 2013 5:00am PST
with the obama administration it would be hard to say he had a woman problem. nevertheless, the fact is, we need to keep in mind especially at this pivotal time extent there's a problem with women, news stories saying women are, perhaps, more reluctant to take jobs that require longer house than we've seen anne marie slaughter article at that. we need to keep that in mind. you and i both, as fathers of young children, see how difficult it can be to do anything @after 5:00 p.m. if you're concerned with a child to the extent that burden falls disproportionately on women and we need to keep having that conversation so i'm glad to see that come up. >> and we have to talk about diversity of political opinion. on the issue of women, go back to president obama's first term welcome a large group of women, leaders, who were then his cabinet and within the white house, gather with him to say, we may be here but we want to be heard. there was an uprising at the very beginning. and then now, look at who's leaving. hilda solace, the department of labor, first latino secretary of labor, extremely progressive.
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
? >> rosa brooks has written about this. it's called no girls allowed, and why the obama administration needs hormone therapy. rosa brooks is a national security law professor at georgetown. she spent two years working for michelle flournoy at the pentagon. great to see you. thanks for your time. >> glad to be here, rachel. >> in terms of the raw numbers, the obama administration is roughly equivalent to the clinton administration in terms of female appointees. it is doing better than the bush administration. but you feel like they're worthy of some criticism on this subject? >> oh, i hold president obama to a pretty high standard. i would like to think after the eight years of the bush administration, we could do a little better than the clinton administration, not just go back to the clinton administration. although i have to say, if i were valerie jarrett and i were about to go off the fiscal cliff, i would hide behind jay carney too. >> on the issue of michelle flournoy, you're not totally objecting on this. she is highly regarded in washington, not just by you, but by pretty much e
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 11:00am PST
there is a potential right now. yeah. and the obama administration should have seen this coming. they could have somehow and still can send out signals of what they intend to do with these higher decisions and the departure of nancy ann diparlo means there have got to be more women in the pipeline that the obama administration will appoint. i don't see how they can't be doing it because women were the backbone of the obama support for reelection. >> if we look at modern times and what past precedences have done, we look at president george w. bush increasing the number of women in his cabinet for 19% of his first term and the 24% in his second. president bill clinton saw the percentage of women rise from 27 to 44%. do you think that this could be the first time that we don't see the needle moving forward for a second term administration if president obama doesn't make some really sharp moves now to correct the diversity problem? >> think the pressure will be on for him to make sure that we don't see white men across the board the way we've seen in these early appointments. this is the piece of t
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
, is in the heart of the obama administration, and he represents barack obama better than basically anybody. not only did they correct when he was white house chief of staff and budget director, but their values are aligned, and so this would be going right at the president who, as jeff sessions knows, deserves to have his own people in the cabinet. this whole presunmps that you object to somebody that's a brilliant nominee just because you don't like his politics, that's not the american way. >> welcome to the republican party of 2013. jonathan alter and jared bernstein, i wish we had more time. thank you. >>> coming up, a memo to mitt romney. the car guy. >> i drive a mustang and a chevy pickup truck. ann drives a couple of cadillacs actually. with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. jonathan alter and jared [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve great rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business c
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Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
of planned parenthood cecile richards about that and much more. >>> and later, the obama administration shows no signs of dropping its drone program. is it good policy? i'll talk with robert greene wald. stay tuned. you're watching "the ed show" on msnbc. uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sick...and then i got better. stress sweat is different than ordinary sweat. it smells worse. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. introducing new secret clinical strength stress response scent. stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better car replacement. if your car is totaled, we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. call... and ask one of our
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Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm PST
about that and much more. >>> and later, the obama administration shows no signs of dropping its drone program. is it good policy? i'll talk with robert greene wald. stay tuned. you're watching "the ed show" on msnbc. aig? we said we were g to turn it around, and we did. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." last year we saw the g
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Jan 10, 2013 12:00am PST
that and much more. >>> and later, the obama administration shows no signs of dropping its drone program. is it good policy? i'll talk with robert greene wald. stay tuned. you're watching "the ed show" on msnbc. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol that day. do not drive or operate machinery until at least 4 hours after taking intermezzo
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Jan 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
security establishment in the obama administration. the question is whether it has happened in congress. do you anticipate a conservative congressional freak-out here, other than from the predetermined one from john mccain? >> well, i think john mccain and lindsey graham and a few others may say it. but listen, very important to go back to the debt ceiling debate, which we came to the edge of real financial crisis in this country. guess who was on jon stewart and stephen colbert in saying we're spending $120 billion in a country with $14 billion of gdp and it's not good for america. grover norquist. grover norquist was out educating conservatives that this afghanistan war was not in their interests from a financial perspective. forget the strategic questions. and from his work, i think, you really begin to see a quick collapse of conservative support. progressives and i think most independents already had a great deal of skepticism about afghanistan. but it has been these debt issues that have really driven a real collapse of interest and support for afghanistan. so anyone that comes and ra
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Jan 8, 2013 11:00am PST
the obama administration as politico points out today, even reviving this dispute over leaks or alleged leaks out of the white house. are we not paying enough attention to brennan when, again, there were actual protests outside the white house yesterday regarding his nomination? >> well, in terms of the confirmation process, what doesn't -- protests outside the white house matter a lot less than protests inside capitol hill. it's just the nature of the beast and how they get confirmed. i think it's interesting that it first brennan was kind of seen as a sure thing and now maybe not so much. a little bit of criticism but i doubt the level of rancor will be anything like to see in the chuck hagel hearings. that's where the big show is going to be. >> you have writers, though, making a great point. making the point as a progressive, as a liberal that perhaps here we are at a time when questions about torture or alleged torture and interrogation has gone by the wayside for the political battle and people complaining about chuck hagel and to be confirmed or not, republican, democrats that i
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 2:00am PST
in their position. >>> and speaking of government spending, a report published monday says the obama administration spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year, more than on all the other federal law enforcement agencies combined and 15 times greater than immigration spending in 1986. the nonpartisan research group the migration policy institute says immigration has become the government's highest law enforcement priority. among those likely to be unhappy with that report, critics who say the administration has been soft on immigration violators. >>> after weeks of recovery from a concussion that led to a blood clot in her head, secretary of state hillary clinton was back in action monday as clinton presided over a state department meeting, her staff welcomed her back with a gag gift, a football helmet with the state department seal on it. she also got a football jersey with the number 112, the record setting number of countries secretary of state clinton visited while in office. >>> in colorado, a week long preliminary hearing is underway for james holmes, the lone gunman charged with k
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Jan 9, 2013 2:00am PST
. we need to close the gun show loophole. there are certain things the obama administration could do on the mental health front and enforcing existing laws when it comes to tracking guns through the computer system, that was set up we have to come together. i think it's one of those enough is enough moments. >>> don't miss "the ed show" weeknights at 8:00 eastern on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> as president obama prepares for a visit by afghan president hamid karzai, the white house said for the first time it's possible that no american troops will remain in afghanistan after 2014. a so-called zero option that would remove all u.s. troops by the end of next year would be be considered according to deputy security adviser benjamin rhodes. "the washington posts" some are pushing for and arguing that a smaller force would be the best way to end the costly unpopular war. >>> a military judge has refused to toss out charges against army private bradley manning who is accused of providing classified documents to wikileaks, but she is reducing any prison sentence that he may receive.
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 2:00am PST
with this, paranoid america is climbing out of its bunker. the near possibility that the obama administration might stop the easy sale of the scariest guns to the scariest people has aroused the slippery slope crowd. these cousins of the grassy knoll folks believe that any limit on the wide open market for guns and ammo threatens their own hardware. any reasonable action by the american people to stop the carnage is to these paranoids the first unfaltering step to mass confiscation of everything from shotguns to daisy rifles. well, tonight we let you hear from the craziest of the crazies. my question, are the regular gun owners of this country, the people who go out and hunt in hunting season, the people who shoot skeet or simply like to pack their own bullets, regular gun enthusiasts, are they going to listen to these nut cases or joe biden when he offers proposals next week on background checks and high capacity magazines? who are the people that are going to decide this issue -- i mean the gun owners -- going to go with, the wild bunch or the town posse? david corn is washin
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Jan 10, 2013 1:00am PST
better than the bush administration. >> i hold president obama to a high standard, i would like to think we could do a little bit better than the clinton administration, not just go back to the clinton administration, although, if i were about to go off the fiscal cliff, i would hide behind jay carney, too. >> you are not objective about this, apparently, having worked for michelle fourneau. were you surprised that she didn't get the nod? were you surprised that chuck hagel specifically did? >> i was surprised. i thought it was a fantastic opportunity for president obama to make an historic gesture and nominate the first female secretary of defense. it is one of those situations where it struck me, obviously, i am completely biased. but it struck me that the most qualified person was a woman. chuck hagel is an impressive guy who i admire in a lot of ways. i don't know why he thinks that it takes a republican to be nominated two times out of three. >> michelle fourneau, her job as under-secretary was historically high level achievement, for somebody in the defense world. when she was ther
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Jan 9, 2013 9:00am PST
been, those two worlds. >> when you look at what the obama administration did for wall street, we have a story about the bailouts and what egregious handout they were and how they are still going on. the bank secretly got billions and billions in secret loans from the feds, basically zero percent interest rate, didn't tell their shareholders that. their ceos were busy buying and selling stocks, so there's a question of insider trading that was going on off the bailout, and none of those people have been touched or looked at. so, you know, wall street got this huge handout, and yet during the election they came out 5-1 in terms of financial contributions against obama. there's a real disconnect in terms of their own world view. if this has been a republican administration, they would have been ecstatic. there's politics going on here as well. >> we were talking about this in the break, we played the ad aig has been running on the air, which is thank you, america, thank you, america, thank you, america. some sort of brand management, or attempt thereof, but the fact they are engaged in t
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Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> thank you. >> a new report finds the obama administration spent almost $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year. that's more than it's spending on all other federal law enforcement agencies combined. a nonpartisan research group, the migration policy institute says immigration has become the government's highest law enforcement priority. it found spending last year was 15 times greater than in 1986. >>> chris christie's approval rating surged but he's getting criticized by the senate leader who say he may have prayed for superstorm sandy to give him cover for failed economic policies. he immediately apologized for the community. >>> today we're remembering richard ben cramer, he wrote one of the greatest political books ever, what it takes, the way to the white house, about the '88 km campaign. he died yesterday from lung cancer. >>> leon panetta had a little fun for the luncheon announcement for the successor. >> the time has to for me to return to my wife and three sons and their families and six grandchildren and my walnut farm. dealing with a different set of nuts. >>
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Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
. this afternoon, biden sat down with the national rifle association, a first for the obama administration. the nra says its membership increased by more than 100,000 since the sandy hook shooting. attorney general holder is meeting with dick's sporting goods and walmart. white house is calling in heavy hitters to change public opinion including bill clinton who denounced the use of assault weapons and the administration has the strongest ally in gabby giffords, herself a victim of gun violence but the president has work cut out for him. nearly half of all americans oppose a ban or semiautomatic weapons including those in the federal assault weapons ban that expired near lay decade ago. so let's spin on all of this. i guess what this is building towards at least politically is the white house and allies want to try to isolate the nra, even on the right and within the republican party and so you have a meeting today with walmart, dick's sporting goods. they want to take, you know, groups like that, businesses like that, interests like that and sort of pit everyone, this sort of wide array against th
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Jan 9, 2013 8:00am PST
get to be that canopy-style party to feel like the voice is being heard? when we seed the obama administration back in for a second term? >> a couple things. the polls also showed lindsay lohan polled lower than congress. thank god for lindsay lohan pap thank you very much. we appreciate that. the first thing. the second thing and more important point is how you frame the question. and i think lieutenant governor is exactly right. we we want to be the party that reagan and frederick douglas and all of those great minds that kind of brought this coalition of folks together around the idea of individual freedoms, you know, that respected the rights and liberties of individuals, or do we want to be a pup tent party where we sit up in the corner of the world. and that's going to be the struggle over the next couple of years and we're again going back to the first question, the chris christies and the bobby jindals of the world can really begin to carve out this new space. look, everybody is not going to want to play, thomas. they're just not. you're going to have everybody look at a
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 11:00am PST
, new talk from the obama administration that the u.s. could decide to pull all remaining troops out of afghanistan by the end of next year. the deputy national adviser for strategic communication would not rule that out during a conference call with reporters. >> that would be an option we would consider because again the president does not view the negotiations as having a goal of keeping u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> the pentagon said thousands of troops may be needed beyond 2014 to contain al qaeda who currently has 66,000 troops there. all of this comes with president obama scheduled to meet with hamid karzai friday at the white house. karzai is in washington and will meet with a group of senators including mitch mcconnell. joining us is retired four-star ynl and vote vets.org who served twice in i wack. thank you very much for joining us. general, i will start off with you. many intricate or believe that the president's choice in john kerry and check hagel indicate withdrawing more troops and leaving far fewer in that country and as we move forward with other possible conflict
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
kind of language is not acceptable to the nra that view this is as a call to arms. the obama administration said legislatively the strategy will be to try to isolated nra and you can pick off republicans and get the cooperation. i'm a little skeptical that in the house they will get votes for anything that smacks of gun control. i wonder, what i'm sensing is if there ends up being a compromise, it will center around mental health. is that your sense? >> my sense is they are going to clothe whatever they are going to try to do with as many other issues and topics as possible. video games and culture of violence and mental health care, et cetera for whatever gun control proposals there may be. that's going to be the approach. the problem that the president has and that some democrats have is they talked to the people who run their campaigns. they talked to people who want to run in red states. they have got to be careful, they are hold not to go too far because the last thing they want to do is saddle candidates with what can be described as anti-gun positions. kentucky in 2o 1
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
crucial moment in the obama administration. perhaps the most important legislation they'll ever propose. because gun laws do work. studies have shown firearm deaths are significantly lower in states with stricter gun legislation. this map shows the ten states with the strongest gun laws and the ten with the lowest gun death rates. the correlation the seven states in green is strong. banning assault weapons, requiring trigger locks, and mandating safe storage works. the nra would like you to believe no legislation woot help. no one obvious law could have stopped adam lanza but we can make our world safer. public policy is meant to be aspir rational, to try to make the world better. the white house knows it just as it knows the right has gone far extreme on this, so far into second amendment absolutism, if it's not any weapon anywhere they will lead you down the
MSNBC
Jan 13, 2013 9:00am PST
of got secret information from the obama administration when she was, you know, beginning the directorial process for the film. and there's these really intense torture scenes. there's sleep deprivation, waterboarding, some things that people, average viewers just might not be able to tolerate and consume and digest that well. so there's just a big controversy, a big buzz around it. and she was, you know, supposedly -- supposed to be nominated for best director for nim but was -- >> right. was she snubbed because of this? let's think about the kind of films she does. she did "hurt locker." thumbs up on that. she was hugely acclaimed for that. she does have a golden globe nomination, right? >> yes. >> is that the problem here? politics at play? >> people vague it's politics at play. this film did get a lot of buzz critically. it's number one right now. but because of the controversy a lot of the older academy voters kind of shy away from films that kind of have this kind of controversy around them. people are saying she's snubbed for that very reason. >> do you think part of the controvers
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